[A-List] America Facing Depression and Bankruptcy
toddfboyle at gmail.com
Wed Sep 1 11:25:25 MDT 2010
>Todd and others,
>What can we do on a real, practical level?
I want everybody to quit their jobs, spend down their savings and do
everything possible to be comfortable, be housed and fed, without
working or contributing to "production" in any way. This recognizes
the historic crisis of overproduction caused by the industrial and
technological revolution. We pull the plug. We walk away from the
machinery, until "production" is much lower. Like, 75% lower.
The "work ethic" is unethical, in a totalitarian suicide economy.
We should mooch. We draw food stamps. 40 million Americans are
already on food stamps, up from 20 million in 2007.
Be the poster child the Republicans absolutely loathe. Refuse to
work, stop taking showers, sit around the neighborhood talking with
their kids and their wives, while they are working. Spread leftist
ideas, atheist ideas, ideas like legalizing marijuana.
This strategy of quitting work is super-sustainable and green since
it automatically reduces your consumption. It also totally cuts the
tax revenue going to soldiers and weapons. It also gives you 100%
free time to do things that are actually healing and sustainable for
yourself and your neighbors. such as sitting round the streets and
parks, talking with teenagers and the other slackers.
This only requires mental adjustment, it's not hard or painful in the
physical sense. There are many examples both domestically, and
abroad such as sadhus in India, buddhist monks in tibet, burma,
etc.etc. who are actually honored for their choice, and fed and cared
for to some extent by their societies. Witness for example, popular
backlash against France's abuse of its Roma population. Similarly
Tent Cities here in Seattle. Our mayor got unhorsed, after abuses of
the homeless population.
We do every gimmick we can think of to stay in housing, having no
money. Eventually, you lose the housing. You get used to living in
a truck or couch surfing. There's always tent city. Ultimately,
there's always some sort of shelter. You don't obsess on
shelter. It's not worth the price of mental and physical enslavement
in a totalitarian suicide economy. You begin to understand where the
monks and sadhus and gypsies are coming from. Why they do that.
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